One of our favorite pastimes is exchanging fresh and exciting (read: obnoxious) corporate terms that we can later use to dazzle audiences during meetings and presentations, and then hear repeated ad nauseam throughout the office days after.
Here is a running list of terms covered:
Deep Dive – an exploration of a concept, process, product, or idea. In meeting parlance, you might hear “we’re going to need to do a deep dive” to mean “shut up, that’s a whole other discussion for another meeting,” or it might mean, “somebody will need to figure this out who isn’t me.”
Lean In – Popularized by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, to “lean into something” means to emphasize or capitalize on it.
Going Forward – It means “from now on”. That’s all it means.
P1 – Roughly translated from corporate speak, it means “priority one”. Because lean.
It’s on my radar – Translation: I haven’t looked at this yet, but I am aware of it existing.
Do you have a clever term or office euphemism you’d like to share? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!